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The standard services for which the architect is responsible are set out below in a manner indicating a common sequence of activities:

Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with particular regard to:

  • The client’s brief
  • The site and rights and constraints
  • Budgetary constraints
  • The need for consultants
  • Project Programme
  • Methods of contracting
  • Prepare an initial design and advise on:
    • The intended space provisions and planning relationships
    • Proposed materials and intended building services
    • The technical and functional characteristics of the design
  • Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of the land
  • Review the anticipated costs of the project
  • Review the project programme
  • Confirm the scope and complexity
  • Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities
  • Develop the design, construction system, materials and components
  • Incorporate all services and the work of consultants
  • Review the design, costing and programme with the consultants

Stage 4.1 – Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission:

  • Co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants
  • Complete Primary Co-ordination
  • Prepare specifications for the works
  • Review the costing and programme with the consultants
  • Obtain the client’s authority and submit documents for approval

Stage 4.2 – Complete Construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders:

  • Obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents to procure offers for the execution of the works
  • Obtain offers for the execution of the works
  • Evaluate offers and recommend on the award of the building contract
  • Prepare the contract documentation (and arrange the signing of the building contract)

Contract Administration:

  • Handover the site to the Contractor
  • Issue construction documentation
  • Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate
  • Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation
  • Administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned in the JBCC Building Agreements, or fulfil the obligations provided for in other forms of contract
  • Issue the certificate of practical completion
  • Assist the client in obtaining an occupation certificate
  • Fulfil and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion, handover and operation of the project.
  • After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificates related to the contract completion.
  • Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.